Investigating the primal instinct to move and to be competitive, my work examines themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, and interaction. Through the turbulent marks on paper and canvas, I am exploring heavy, weighted mass, stillness and aggressive movement, as well as the tension in silence and the chaos in volume. My work considers pushing the body to and beyond its limits, its reactions from threats, and the emotions that drive us to compete. 

Katie received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, and Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD, where she was also a co-curator. Katie was also a a 3-year artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.

Katie is also a long-distance, open water swimmer, which often influences and drives her work. Katie successfully completed a solo crossing of the English Channel, finishing the swim in 14 hours 19 minutes on August 7, 2015. 

Her recent work explores movement, competitive roles, and instincts through large-scale paintings, drawings, and installations. 

Katie currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.